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Return to School Plan

2021-2022 School Opening Information

COVID-19 Information

Together, we have faced one of the most challenging circumstances we’ve ever encountered, and the key to our success has been and will continue to be the support and cooperation of the entire Archbishop Carroll community. We look forward to a year full of growth and discovery. Thank you in advance for doing your part to help ensure the safety of all. 

2021 Reopening Plan


Ensure the health and safety of our school community while continuing to provide an innovative and Catholic values-based educational experience in accordance with CDC and PA Department of Health Guidelines. 

Pandemic Team

Dr. Tricia Scott, President 
Mr. William Gennaro, Principal
Dr. Stephen Gambescia, Carroll Board of Directors
Mrs. Kaitlin Buchanan, Administration
Mrs. Allison Papantoniou, Administration
Mr. Thomas Quintois, Athletics
Mrs. Maureen Lerario, School Nurse
Mrs. Judy Owens, Faculty
Mrs. Courtney Peters, Communications
Mrs. Theresa Crossan, Parent
Mr. Jack Walker, Maintenance
Ms. Cathy O’Keefe, Staff
Mrs. Trisha Dudas, Staff 

Instructional Model

Full 5 day a week instruction

Social Distancing / Masks

More information will come shortly


Desks will have a minimum of three feet spacing in all directions


Individual desks will be used for seating in the cafeteria with a minimum of three-feet spacing in all directions


Signage will be posted throughout hallways, offices, classrooms, and the cafeteria to remind students of social distancing and mask guidelines. Hand-washing signage will be posted in bathrooms.

Sharing of Materials

Students will not be permitted to share electronic devices.
Sharing of writing materials, books, etc. will be discouraged and monitored by staff.



Students will be expected to follow guidelines set by local districts for bussing.
If carpooling, masks must be worn.  Social distancing guidelines will be followed when using contracted transportation services.


Athletics / Student Life

Teams will be encouraged to come dressed for practices and games to limit the use of the locker room. Any shared equipment must be wiped down between uses. Students will be provided with wipes and sanitizing spray.

Athletic areas will have extra cleaning and sanitation and healthy routines such as hand washing and use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged.

Student-athletes will be instructed not to have any unnecessary contact such as high fives, handshakes, and fist bumps.

School transportation of student-athletes will employ social distancing and carpooling of anyone except for immediate family members is strongly discouraged.

Schools will be encouraged to adjust their playing schedules when possible in an effort to reduce travel, limit large gatherings, and mitigate risk.



Monitoring Health

All students and staff should check their health before coming to school.

Students, staff, or visitors who become sick will be isolated in rooms 101 and 103.

Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 with symptoms may return after 3 days with no fever, and respiratory symptoms have improved, and it’s been at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, and it’s been at least 10 days have passed since testing.

COVID-19 cases are reported to the Delaware County Department of Health

Students will be provided the opportunity to learn remotely until it is safe for them to return to school.

Communication Plan

Reopening and Safety Plans will be posted to the Archbishop Carroll website and updated accordingly.

Communication regarding any positive cases in the Archbishop Carroll community will come through the principal’s office under the guidance of the Office of Catholic Education and the Montgomery County Department of Health. 

External Resources 

Frequently Asked Questions for All Schools
Maintaining Healthy Schools
Symptoms of Coronavirus (CDC)
Pennsylvania Government Resources
PA Department of Education – PreK-12 Guidance
Assistance with Technology
AoPTech e-Learning Resources